What air pollutants might be responsible for the deterioration of the vehicle paint color, luster, and integrity?

MEE 6501, Advanced Air Quality Control

What air pollutants might be responsible for the deterioration of the vehicle paint color, luster, and integrity?

Course Description

Explores an in-depth study of advanced air quality control science and management practices. Addresses health effects,
environmental impacts, monitoring, modeling, and treatment.
Course Textbook
Godish, T., Davis, W. T., & Fu, J. S. (2015). Air quality (5th ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe methods for monitoring air pollution.
2. Critique air pollutant modeling equations and/or software.
3. Assess health effects of air pollution.
4. Examine causes of indoor and outdoor air pollution.
5. Evaluate health risks of air pollution exposure.
6. Estimate the impact of air pollution on the environment.
7. Evaluate air pollution control technologies.
Credits
Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit.
Course Structure
1. Study Guide: Each unit contains a Study Guide that provides students with the learning outcomes, unit lesson,
required reading assignments, and supplemental resources.
2. Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge
students should gain upon completion of the unit.
3. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses lesson material.
4. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook
and/or outside resources.
5. Suggested Reading: A Suggested Reading is listed in Unit II. Students are encouraged to read the resource
listed if the opportunity arises, but they will not be tested on their knowledge of the Suggested Reading.
6. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are part of all CSU term courses. More information and specifications
can be found in the Student Resources link listed in the Course Menu bar.
7. Unit Assessments: This course contains four Unit Assessments, one to be completed at the end of Units I, III, V,
and VII. Assessments are composed of written-response questions.
8. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units II-VIII. Specific
information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with
each assignment. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below.
9. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or
course content related questions.
10. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.
MEE 6501, Advanced Air
Quality Control
Course Syllabus
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Unit Assignments
Unit II Mini Project
Over the course of these remaining seven units, we will be developing a course project. We will do a single section of the
course project in every unit, completing one section of the course project in each unit, and then adding the subsequent
work in the following unit. This unit work will be in the form of mini projects, and in Unit VIII, you will submit the entire
project. Throughout the course, your instructor will provide you with feedback on every unit you submit; therefore, it is
important to implement the feedback you receive in the upcoming unit(s). You will be required to integrate an online
resource in your final submission. The Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center is a good online
database for this course project.
Our course project will be to develop a document titled A Permit By Rule (PBR) Application for an Interior Surface Coating
Facility that will serve as a simulation of our work as a contract environmental engineer to a small vehicle body shop
located in the state of Texas.
The Scenario:
You have been contracted with a vehicle body repair shop named Texas Car Body Repairs, USA to engineer and write a
state (Texas) air permit application for a carefully designed interior lining (painting) facility. According to Texas state laws
and EPA laws, the facility must have an air permit before construction begins. Once the facility is completed, the
construction air permit will then become the operational air permit for the facility. As a result, your client wants the air
permit application to automatically align the interior surface coating facility into operational compliance with state and
federal air quality laws. Consequently, it is extremely important for you to write the air permit application to meet the air
permit criteria using the state guidance document and considering the equipment and chemicals already planned for the
facility operations.
Your client has presented you with the following specifications regarding the facility operations plan:
Interior Liner
Coating
Material
10 gallons
coating/vehicle
2 gallons of
solvent/vehicle
Vehicle Lining
Application
Apply interior
liners to two
(2)
vehicles/day
Work five (5)
hours/day and
four (4)
days/week
Vehicle Lining
Curing
Cure interior
liners of two
(2)
vehicles/day
Work five (5)
hours/day and
four (4)
days/week
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Interior Liner
Cure
Heater fuel
source is
natural gasfired
drying
oven
Heater
generates 2.1
million (MM)
Btu/hr at
maximum
2,500 hrs/year
Vehicle Lining
Design
Cross-draft air
plenum
Vehicle interior
is the spray
area
Exhaust Fan 10,000 ft3
/min
(CFM)
1 exhaust fan
Air Makeup
Unit
5760 ft3
/min
(CFM)
1 air makeup
unit
Filter
Openings
20.0 ft2 each Two (2) filter
openings
Coating WV VOC content 2.8 lb/gal
coating
Coating VM Coating
volume
1.0 gal
Water Content Per gal/coating 1.0 lb/gal
Water Density Per gal/water 8.34 lb/gal
Coating VW Water volume Calculation
Exemptsolvent

Content
Per gal/coating 0.5 lb/gal
Exemptsolvent

Density
Per gal/exempt
solvent
6.64 lb/gal
Coating Ves Exempt
solvent volume
Calculation
The client has designed an interior coating spray painting system that allows the interior of a vehicle to be coated (such as
for new vehicles, or vehicles being restored after fire damage or other catastrophic interior damage). The operations will
involve a stripped-down vehicle body being brought into the facility’s shop. The shop is a steel building with a finished
concrete floor and a paint booth for each vehicle. The vehicle will be placed in the spray booth. The booth will be opened
at one end of the booth for makeup air. The exhaust air will flow through an exhaust chamber at the other end of the
vehicle (see Cross-Draft Automotive Spray Booth in Appendix F of the TCEQ Regulatory Guidance Document). For each
vehicle, once the liner application operations are completed the forced curing (drying) operations will immediately
commence.
Instructions
1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from your textbook, Appendix B and Appendix K of the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Regulatory Guidance document (Click here to access the
document), and the Unit Lesson within the Study Guide. Consider reading the Suggested Reading.
2. Using APA style (title page, abstract page, body with level 1 headings, and a reference page) for a research
paper, begin drafting a proposal document. You will add to this document in every unit with another level 1
heading.
3. Make your Unit II work your first level 1 heading titled “General Considerations for Operation,” and describe the
scenario that is presented above. You may find it convenient to present the tabulated information in your General
Considerations section of the permit for future reference throughout the rest of the course. This submission (and
every submission through Unit VII) needs to be a minimum of at least a one page in length, double-spaced.
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NOTE: In the following units (Units III through VIII), the unit lessons will contain information related to the interior surface
coating operation by means of practical examples. Consequently, it is imperative that you read the unit lessons within the
study guide every week, use the TCEQ’s (2011) regulatory guidance document, and consider the current (as well as
previous) material from your textbook in every unit. This project will serve as a comprehensive demonstration of your
applied learning of engineering air quality.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit III Mini Project
As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII, A Permit By Rule (PBR) Application for an Interior Surface Coating
Facility, complete the next section, “VOC and ES Content per Vehicle,” of your proposal by following the instructions
carefully, and then submit your continued draft for grading.
Instructions
1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from your textbook, the TCEQ (2011) document, and the Unit
Lesson in the Study Guide.
2. Open your proposal draft from Unit II and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback
from the Unit II project assignment.
3. Open the Unit III Study Guide, read the Unit III Lesson, and review the calculations demonstrated and explained
regarding VOC and ES weights per gallon and per vehicle for our scenario.
4. Make your Unit III work your second level 1 heading titled “VOC and ES Content per Vehicle.” Describe and
demonstrate (illustrate) the calculations for both the VOC and ES weights for this section of your project.
You are required to describe and demonstrate the VOC and ES calculations in a minimum one-page, double-spaced
document.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit IV Mini Project
As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII, A Permit By Rule (PBR) Application for an Interior Surface Coating
Facility, complete the next section, “Operational Air Emission Rates,” of your proposal by following the instructions
carefully, and then submit your continued draft for grading.
Instructions
1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from your textbook, the TCEQ (2011) document, and the Unit
Lesson in the Study Guide.
2. Open your proposal draft from Unit III and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback
from the Unit III project assignment.
3. Open the Unit IV Study Guide, read the Unit IV Lesson, then review the calculations demonstrated and explained
regarding emission rate calculations and “potential to emit” statistical model calculations for our scenario.
4. Make your Unit IV work your third level 1 heading titled “Operational Air Emission Rates.” Describe and
demonstrate (illustrate) the calculations for the following for this section of your project: (a) calculating maximum
hourly and annual emission rates, (b) emission rate averaged over a five-hour period, and (c) potential to emit.
You are required to describe and demonstrate the “Operational Air Emission Rates” in a minimum one-page, doublespaced
document.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit V Mini Project
As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII, A Permit By Rule (PBR) Application for an Interior Surface Coating
Facility, complete the next section, “Operational Face and Filter Velocities,” of your proposal by following the instructions
carefully, and then submit your continued draft for grading.
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Instructions
1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from your textbook, the TCEQ (2011) document, and the Unit
Lesson in the Study Guide.
2. Open your proposal draft from Unit IV and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback
from the Unit IV project assignment.
3. Open the Unit V Study Guide, read the Unit V Lesson, then review the calculations demonstrated and explained
regarding face velocity calculations and filter velocity calculations for our scenario.
4. Make your Unit V work your fourth level 1 heading titled “Operational Face and Filter Velocities.” Describe and
demonstrate (illustrate) the calculations for the following for this section of your project: (a) calculate the face
velocity and (b) filter velocity of the spray booth in a minimum one-page, double-spaced document.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit VI Mini Project
As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII, A Permit By Rule (PBR) Application for an Interior Surface Coating
Facility, complete the next section, “VOC Content Minus Water and Exempt Solvent,” of your proposal by following the
instructions carefully, and then submit your continued draft for grading.
Instructions
1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from your textbook, the TCEQ (2011) document, and the Unit
Lesson in the Study Guide.
2. Open your proposal draft from Unit V and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback
from the Unit V project assignment.
3. Open the Unit VI Study Guide, read the Unit VI Lesson, then review the calculations demonstrated and explained
regarding VOC content minus water and exempt solvent calculations for our scenario.
4. Make your Unit VI work your fifth level 1 heading titled “VOC Content Minus Water and Exempt Solvents.”
Describe and demonstrate (illustrate) the calculations for the following for this section of your project: (a) calculate
the gallons of water in one gallon of coating and (b) pounds of VOC in one gallon of coating (without the water
and exempt solvent). This submission should be in a minimum one-page, double-spaced document.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit VII Mini Project
As a continuation of our course project due in Unit VIII, A Permit By Rule (PBR) Application for an Interior Surface Coating
Facility, complete the next section, “Heater and Oven Combustion Emissions,” of your proposal by following the
instructions carefully, and then submit your continued draft for grading.
Instructions
1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from your textbook, the TCEQ (2011) document, and the Unit
Lesson in the Study Guide.
2. Open your proposal draft from Unit VI and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback
from the Unit VI project assignment.
3. Open the Unit VII Study Guide, read the Unit VII Unit Lesson, then review the calculations demonstrated and
explained regarding calculations for emissions of products of combustion from heaters and ovens for our
scenario.
4. Make your Unit VII work your sixth level 1 heading titled “Heater and Oven Combustion Emissions.” Describe and
demonstrate (illustrate) the calculations for the following for this section of your project: (a) nitrous oxides (NOx),
(b) carbon monoxide (CO), (c) particulate matter (PM), (d) volatile organic compounds (VOC), and (e) sulfur
dioxide (SO2) for BOTH hourly emissions (short-term) in lbs./hr. AND annual (long-term) emissions in tons/year.
Your response should be in a minimum one-page, double-spaced document.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
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Unit VIII Project
To finish our course project due in this Unit VIII, A Permit By Rule (PBR) Application for an Interior Surface Coating
Facility, complete the final two sections, “Pollution Control Technologies” and “Process Flow Diagram” of your proposal by
following the instructions carefully, and then submit the completed, final draft of your proposal for grading.
Instructions
1. Closely read the Required Reading assignment from your textbook, the TCEQ (2011) document, and the Unit
Lesson in the Study Guide.
2. Open your proposal draft from Unit VII and make any improvements to your draft using your professor’s feedback
from the Unit VII project assignment.
3. Open the Unit VIII Study Guide, read the Unit VIII Lesson, then consider the control technology options available
for our scenario.
4. Make your first Unit VIII section your seventh level 1 heading titled “Pollution Control Technologies.” Select
appropriate control technologies to be used in the final exhaust air from the spray booth for the following
pollutants: (a) gases and vapors, (b) aerosol particles, and (c) noise levels of 90 dBA at 1,000 Hz. Be sure to
defend your suggested engineering controls with literature.
5. Make your second Unit VIII section your eighth (final) level 1 heading titled “Process Flow Diagram.” Map out the
entire process by developing a drawing of the process. You might consider reviewing the drawings located within
Appendix G and Appendix J in the TCEQ (2011) document and Figure 10.12 on page 381 of your textbook as
good examples of clear and understandable process drawings to help you construct your own Process Flow
Diagram.
6. Be sure that your Abstract and References pages are updated before you submit your final project for a grade.
NOTE: Please compile (Units II-VIII) and submit your entire project as one document. Include an article reference from the
CSU Online Library within your final project submission that is tied to the course project. The Business Continuity &
Disaster Recovery Reference Center online database is a good online database for this course project.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
APA Guidelines
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primary purpose being the documentation (citation) of sources. CSU requires that students use APA style for certain
papers and projects. Students should always carefully read and follow assignment directions and review the associated
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and sample papers and provides information on how to contact the CSU Success Center.
Grading Rubrics
This course utilizes analytic grading rubrics as tools for your professor in assigning grades for all learning activities. Each
rubric serves as a guide that communicates the expectations of the learning activity and describes the criteria for each
level of achievement. In addition, a rubric is a reference tool that lists evaluation criteria and can help you organize your
efforts to meet the requirements of that learning activity. It is imperative for you to familiarize yourself with these rubrics
because these are the primary tools your professor uses for assessing learning activities.
Rubric categories include: (1) Discussion Board, (2) Assessment (Written Response), and (3) Assignment.
However, it is possible that not all of the listed rubric types will be used in a single course (e.g., some courses may
not have Assessments).
The Discussion Board rubric can be found within Unit I’s Discussion Board submission instructions.
The Assessment (Written Response) rubric can be found embedded in a link within the directions for each Unit
Assessment. However, these rubrics will only be used when written-response questions appear within the Assessment.
Each Assignment type (e.g., article critique, case study, research paper) will have its own rubric. The Assignment rubrics
are built into Blackboard, allowing students to review them prior to beginning the Assignment and again once the
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Assignment has been scored. This rubric can be accessed via the Assignment link located within the unit where it is to be
submitted. Students may also access the rubric through the course menu by selecting “Tools” and then “My Grades.”
Again, it is vitally important for you to become familiar with these rubrics because their application to your
Discussion Boards, Assessments, and Assignments is the method by which your instructor assigns all grades.
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share assessment answers.
Grading
Discussion Boards (8 @ 2%) = 16%
Assessments (4 @ 8%) = 32%
Mini Projects (6 @ 7%) = 42%
Unit VIII Project = 10%
Total = 100%
Course Schedule/Checklist (PLEASE PRINT)
The following pages contain a printable Course Schedule to assist you through this course. By following this schedule,
you will be assured that you will complete the course within the time allotted.
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MEE 6501, Advanced Air Quality Control Course Schedule
By following this schedule, you will be assured that you will complete the course within the time allotted. Please keep this
schedule for reference as you progress through your course.
Unit I The Atmosphere and Atmospheric Pollutants
Review:  Unit Study Guide
Read:
 Chapter 1: Atmosphere
 Chapter 2: Atmospheric Pollution and Pollutants
 Additional Reading Assignment(s): See Study Guide
Discuss:
 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by Saturday,
11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by
Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Submit:  Assessment by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit II Engineering for Outdoor Air Quality
Review:  Unit Study Guide
Read:
 Chapter 4: Atmospheric Effects
 Additional Reading Assignment(s): See Study Guide
 Suggested Reading: See Study Guide
Discuss:
 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by
Saturday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by
Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Submit:  Mini Project by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit III Engineering for Indoor Air Quality
Review:  Unit Study Guide
Read:  Chapter 11: Indoor Air Quality
 Additional Reading Assignment(s): See Study Guide
Discuss:
 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by
Saturday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by
Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Submit:  Assessment by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Mini Project by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
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Unit IV Engineering for Indoor Air Quality, Part Two
Review:  Unit Study Guide
Read:
 Chapter 5: Health Effects
 Chapter 12: Environmental Noise
 Additional Reading Assignment(s): See Study Guide
Discuss:
 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by
Saturday,11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by
Tuesday,11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Submit:  Mini Project by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit V Engineering Air Quality for Ecological and Structural Health
Review:  Unit Study Guide
Read:  Chapter 6: Welfare Effects
 Additional Reading Assignment(s): See Study Guide
Discuss:
 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by
Saturday,11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by
Tuesday,11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Submit:  Assessment by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Mini Project by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit VI Engineering Air Quality Monitoring Systems
Review:  Unit Study Guide
Read:
 Chapter 7: Air Quality and Emissions Assessment
 Chapter 8: Regulation and Public Policy
 Additional Reading Assignment(s): See Study Guide
Discuss:
 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by
Saturday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by
Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Submit:  Mini Project by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
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Unit VII Statistical Modeling for Engineered Air Quality
Review:  Unit Study Guide
Read:
 Chapter 7: Air Quality and Emissions Assessment, pp. 269-277
 Chapter 3: Atmospheric Dispersion, Transport, and Deposition, pp. 77-98
 Additional Reading Assignment(s): See Study Guide
Discuss:
 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by
Saturday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by
Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Submit:  Assessment by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Mini Project by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:
Unit VIII Utilizing Pollution Control Technologies for Engineered Air Quality Control
Review:  Unit Study Guide
Read:
 Chapter 9: Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions
 Chapter 10: Control of Emissions from Stationary Sources
 Additional Reading Assignment(s): See Study Guide
Discuss:
 Discussion Board Response: Submit your response to the Discussion Board question by
Saturday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
 Discussion Board Comment: Comment on another student’s Discussion Board response by
Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Submit:  Project by Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)
Notes/Goals:

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